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Human Rights Conference Appeal for Papers

Like any movement, human rights has different streams of people — practitioners; advocates; researchers, philanthropists; those who report and analyze it – such as journalists and scholars; and the people who have faced violations.

In October, these streams will converge at the University of Dayton Human Rights Center’s 2015 conference: the Social Practice of Human Rights.

We in these different streams have much to learn from each other as we tackle the vast human rights issues that we face globally and locally. When we provide a space of convergence, we are providing the creative energy to carry the varied currents of the human rights movement forward. At the conference, set for Oct. 1-3, we will critically reflect on how the human rights movement can best address the root causes of human rights violations and bring about the capacity for transformative change to systemic patterns of injustice.

If you are a scholar, practitioner, policymaker or advocate working in human rights, we encourage you to submit a proposal to this conference. For topics and submission instructions, please see the conference website. The deadline is Feb. 27, though extensions may be granted.

We will contact you in early May about the status of your proposal. In the meantime, you are welcome to contact me with any questions or ideas that you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.

- Kristy A. Belton, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in Human Rights Studies, University of Dayton

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